A vulnerability in WhatsApp allowed attackers to inject commercial spyware, developed by NSO Group, on to phones.
The spyware could be transmitted through a call, even if the call was unanswered.
It is unclear how many phones were targeted.
@torproject In a related FT article about Israel's NSO, it states: "In Israel, where the military has created its own secure phone for its officers to use, the susceptibility of smartphones has become a national security issue. Many senior officials no longer carry smartphones — Mr Lieberman, the former defence minister, proudly showed off to reporters a scarred and cracked Nokia, at least a decade old, that his family can reach him on."
@torproject HA! "Commercial spyware." Haven't we learned to accept this as normal with anything owned by Facefarm yet? Don't worry, they'll look into it, be impressed by some of the code, and then try to use it in their next creepy patent.
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